HTC says the Sensation, not the Nokia N9, is the fastest camera around

HTC says the Sensation, not the Nokia N9, is the fastest camera aroundThe Nokia N9 may not have the 12-megapixel resolution of the N8, but Nokia says it's faster than it's stablemate – in fact, it's the quickest phone of all when it comes to firing up the camera and taking a shot.

HTC, however, doesn't agree. It reckons that if Nokia had included the Sensation in its list of likely rivals, it wouldn't have been so quick to make a fuss.

Nokia's cameraphone 'latency test' – a measure of the time it takes from activating a smartphone's camera to the shutter firing to capture an image, places the Nokia N9 as the fastest cameraphone in town, with the whole process occurring in just 2.6 seconds.

However, the flaw in Nokia's plan was that in comparing the N9 to other phones it was lining up a phone that had yet to launch against others that were already on the market.

It clearly wasn't timely enough to get its hands on the HTC Sensation, for instance, and HTC has wasted no time in pointing out the fact on Twitter, albeit in slightly clumsy fashion.

“The HTC Sensation's camera is the quickest draw in the West (and East, and South and North...),” the company's tweet reads, followed by a link to a test by Stuff-review (no link to the popular tech mag Stuff, in case you're wondering) that claims the Sensation gets the job done in around two seconds, clearly undercutting the N9.

The whole thing is decidedly unscientific, of course, and a fair few people would be tempted to throw out a well-placed “who cares?” in response. From the looks of it, though, it seems HTC and Nokia do, for starters...

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drunken_prozac  Jul. 4, 2011 at 13:07

Exactly what I said when the N9 was posted on here... they have put the N9 speeds on a table with some of the slowest cameras around

aaaa6  Jul. 4, 2011 at 16:36

Did HTC mention their crappy chinese build quality on the camera? I doubt their cameras are even close to the carl zeiss tech Nokia uses.

matgaunt  Jul. 5, 2011 at 11:52

Yep, the HTC lets you take a photo 0.3 seconds faster. Only problem is that it's a crap photo.

drunken_prozac  Jul. 7, 2011 at 06:14

its not too bad actually, played with one yesterday and it is bloody quick and very good quality :)


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